Hello and Hola! Join us in welcoming the newest member of our eTalkTherapy family, Mary Mehlburger, who brings with her a wealth of clinical experience and is our first Spanish/English speaking therapist.
Welcome aboard Mary! It is good to have you and your expertise, warmth and therapeutic skills available to all our clients. Get to know more about Mary in today’s blog post.
What does therapy mean to you?
Therapy gives someone the opportunity to form a connection that supports them, while still challenging them to grow and progress. This connection acts as a model for forming new relationships in a person’s life.
What challenges or rewards are there in learning and knowing Spanish for therapy?
Using the Spanish language increases an individual’s comfort level, allowing therapeutic interventions to be more meaningful.
How has COVID-19 shaped your role as a therapist?
Many people are experiencing elevated levels of stress due to COVID-19 that is affecting all areas of their life. This has presented a new challenge, as there is not yet a concrete answer to coping with these new anxieties. However, it does create a common ground to which most people can relate.
What is your life philosophy?
I live by the idea that you only live once. I try to use this philosophy during stressful times to ground myself and during fun times to be present in the moment.
Describe yourself in three words.
Independent, fun-loving, driven.
What was the last book you read?
I am currently reading “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. It describes the meaning behind our words and how to use those words to elevate our lives. I love books like this because they give new ideas for my personal life, but also to present to my clients during sessions!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would meet my maternal grandmother. She passed shortly after I was born, but everyone says that I have her wit, ambition, and strength.
What is something that others would be surprised to learn?
I love to box! I am a regular at my local boxing gym.
Complete this sentence: “The quality I value most in a friend is…”
The quality that I value most in a friend is their loyalty and trustworthiness.
Complete this sentence: “The quality I value most in myself is…”
The quality that I value most in myself is my work ethic.
If you are looking to make positive changes in your life, we can help! Please contact us today about how to register and schedule your live video counseling session Mary.